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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 : 1st Semi Finals, India vs New Zealand, Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips & Suggestions

We have finally reached the last phase of the ICC World Cup 2019. On the 9th of July  India go against New Zealand in the 1st semi-finals. No matter what the result, both the teams have worked hard to be here.

India suffered just one loss, against hosts England in the group stages. While, New Zealand saw three successive defeats until their semis confirmation.

India enter the game a favourites, but the interesting piece here is that these two teams haven’t played each other since their league game was washed away.




India Squad :

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav.

Playing XI :

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.



New Zealand Squad :

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

Playing XI :

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.




Dream 11 Suggestion :

Wicket Keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor

All rounders – Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner



Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Captain – Virat Kohli or Kane Williamson

Vice Captain – Hardik Pandya or James Neesham


1st Semi Finals: India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ)

Venue :  Old Trafford, Manchester

Time : 10:30 am local time (3 pm IST)

Weather : The weather is expected to remain cloudy throughout with slight chance of rain.

Pitch : Batsmen should enjoy the pitch, however the ball could swing early on.





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